Hi All !! This trip was an amazing experience since the check-in dive at El Fondeadero, where big hammerheads were passing around the reef with lots of tropical fish at the last of the dive. Once at the safety stop, a bottlenose Dolphin comes to say hello. It was so curious and playful with every diver.
Once at El Canyon, during the descent we saw a tiger shark of 3 m /9FT swimming straight to us to pass underneath us, woman! Within the cleaning station, the big Galapagos sharks and Silvertip sharks were circling. On the way back to the North a beautiful black manta was patrolling the cleaning stations. During the day, we saw a beautiful Manta Chevron as well.
Roca Partida with its amazing wall was an incredible sharky place.
We saw 4 Mantas Chevron together at the east within the cleaning stations and 1 black Manta comes from the blue. They have been within the reef even at the last dive! Roca Partida with its amazing wall was an incredible sharky place. There are lots of Silvertips sharks in the north and big Galapagos sharks, 8 to 10 of them at least, and a big yellowfin tuna was passing by.
Punta Tosca in Socorro Island was a good diving place. With beautiful mantas chevron, a tiger shark of 4 m/12 ft., and a beautiful reef in the shallow zone. There were lots of tropical fish, hard coral, and lots of whitetip sharks! Cabo Pearce with its lava flow and several cleaning stations was perfect. We saw a manta chevron at the beginning of the dive when a tiger shark of 4m/12 ft was shallower.
The shallow cleaning stations were perfect to find Mantas Chevron all day. The visibility was 50 ft to 80 ft depending on the sites, the water temperature was 76 ft. to 77 ft., perfect for a 5 mm suit! The current was mild to moderate current .nice conditions and excellent for diving. See you soon!
- Ignacio Hernan Leyro, Scuba Instructor, onboard Nautilus Bella Amie.